DJShadow.com are very excited to announce a major new archival release exposing Shadow’s early production on the Akai MPC. Containing entirely unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996, the project is entitled, "Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996."
Included among the highlights are instrumental tracks from an aborted 1994 EP planned with The Gift Of Gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become "Six Days."
The new collection of "MPC Era" tracks follows on from the much-loved "4-Track Era" releases from 2008 and 2009, and establishes a pattern which should be familiar to Shadow fans.
"I like to follow up new material (such as the recent 'The Less You Know, The Better' LP) with a tastefully-done archival project," ShadoRead more
Raps United Nation is the door opener for artists, building an international crew with their 1 plan 1 movement motto giving all the artists a louder voice and greater visibility.
The mixtapes are designed to keep "RUN" in the peoples faces as this large group of worthy artists will not take no for an answer. They have connections in every country in the world so every song will be serviced to dh's around the world. In addition, each mixtape will been sent to A&Rs, CEOs and Presidents of major and indie record companies.
The people involved with We Build Hits and Raps United Nation have an obligation to help artists like yourself. They would like to have every artist representing "RUN" as "RUN" will represent every artist, with a constant release of "RUN" projects, your voice will bRead more
Peace Friends and Family,
This has been an adventurous year for me in the studio and I'm very excited to share new music from my upcoming debut album Broken Sunlight.
I've decided to release Broken Sunlight on my own label Hot Plate Records and will be releasing a series of limited edition colored 10"s over the coming months along with a cool USB drive inspired by a needle and cartridge.
Broken Sunlight features an eclectic mix of music and a dynamic set of vocal guests. The first release "Dumpin Em All" features Bumpy Knuckles a.k.a. Freddie Foxxx and "When You Sleep" features Large Professor.
The single will be available in stores on April 24th, but you can pre-order it along with some other cool goods on unclenu.com
In a few weeks I will be hitting Europe to celebrate theRead more
VH1′s five-time Emmy-nominated documentary series “Behind The Music” returns to focus on six of today’s most influential hip hop/urban artists. This season’s roster includes: Nas, Game, Akon, Pitbull, Brandy and T-Pain.
In addition to the dramatic storytelling that made “Behind The Music” a worldwide hit, the series will feature originally shot footage of each artist at work today, anchoring each story in the current day and connecting the past with the present.
Behind The Music: Nas tells the story of one of hip hop’s most daring and prolific icons. Raised in the gritty Queensbridge projects of New York City, Nas narrowly escaped his violent surroundings. He later channeled his experiences into a lyrical style that would revolutionize hip hop. A musical legend byRead more
Iron Solomon’s Monster album is available for pre-order now on iTunes. The 13-track album, produced entirely by Iron Solomon and Isaiah, includes an additional 6 bonus tracks featuring DMC of Run DMC, Jean Grae, Novel, Cassidy, Paul Wall and more.
Monster is in-stores March 27th on Royal / 3D
Pre-Order/Preview the Album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/yRcTM0
Purchase the New Single “Empire” featuring Talib Kweli: http://bit.ly/xlhzPe Also, check out Iron's recent freestyle at Statik Selektah's Shade45 radio show: http://allindstrom.com/2012/03/showoff-radio-ironsolomon-freestyle-with-statikselekt/
For More Info: http://www.ironsolomon.com/Read more
Many remember Tracey "Big Tray Deee" Davis as part of the legendary west coast rap group, Tha Eastsidaz, which featured him alongside Snoop Dogg and Lil Goldie Loc. The group gained platinum success with their debut album, "Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz." With his rap career cut short in 2003 by a 12 year prison bid however, many have long counted the former lyricist out of the game.
But talent and perseverance are qualities a prison cell cannot easily contain, as proven with LeNoir Publications' debut release of "Streetz Gon' Cry," a gritty urban tale co-authored by none other than Big Tray Deee alongside another incarcerated gangster turned author, Anthony Barrow. "Streetz Gon' Cry" literally blends another component into West coast gangsta' rap, detailing the real life scenarioRead more